Organization Chart

The International Student Education Section, in the Global Education Center, is made up of three units; Japanese Language Education, Promotion for Student Exchange, Advising and Counselling. There are 8 faculty members in the section.
As of 2022, the main activities of the section are as follows:

1. Japanese language education

  • Japanese language education for all international students at Kobe University.
  • Education for international students who receive a scholarship from the Japanese government, under the programs operated by MEXT.
  • Intensive Japanese courses for MEXT scholarship students
  • Intensive Japanese courses for teacher trainee students
  • Intensive Japanese courses for Japanese-Korean Joint Scholarship Program for Science and Engineering Program
  • Japanese education for Japanese Studies program students
  • Conducting a summer program in Japanese language and culture.

2. Study support for International Students

  • Advising on study, adapting to cross-cultural issues, harassment
  • Planning and implementation of orientation programs for all international students

3. Support for career develop of International Students (*In collaboration with the Career Center)

  • Holding career seminars
  • Holding career forums with Japanese companies

4. Support for study abroad programs for all students at Kobe University

  • Advising on general issues related to study abroad
  • Holding study abroad seminars

5. Building an international network of alumni

  • Establishment and coordination of overseas alumni organizations
  • Follow-up of graduated International Students
  • Holding a yearly International Students Homecoming Day

6. Teaching and supervision in the Graduate School of Letters and Graduate School of Intercultural Studies

7. Offering classes in College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

  • Liberal Education
  • Introductory Seminar for Promoting Global Leadership
  • Current Issues I Japanese Communication for Multicultural Society

8. Offering classes in the Faculty of Global Human Sciences

  • Seminar on Japanese Language and Culture

9. Contracted programs

  • Global Nada Village Project (Commissioned by the Japan Student Services Organization

10. Research

  • Research on Japanese language education and local communities
  • Research on international education and education for International Students